View Full Version : New Revenue Sharing Model

06-02-2004, 09:00 AM
Sounds good. Do you get many clicks on the site?

06-02-2004, 09:01 AM
Since I just fixed the server time we're going to have backwards threads for 15 minutes.

06-02-2004, 09:08 AM
I had an idea (not entirely my own) for a new revenue sharing model.

On any article you write have your own Adsense ID dynamically inserted into the adcode 50% of the time.

I would still require a monthly commitment to do the program though.

What do you think?

06-02-2004, 10:29 AM
I had an idea (not entirely my own)...

Digitalpoint? :)

Monthly commitment is what put me off though. How many people do you have that write an article every month? If I new I could earn revenue without having to commit to an article/month, I would probably write some more.

Putting our own ad code in though is a good plan - let Google do all the sharing revenue, would save you some time I would think.

06-02-2004, 10:39 AM
I was about to say digital point to...

Chris - Can I write an article about webmasters with mesotheliomia?

06-02-2004, 12:00 PM
Like r2d2, I like the idea. But I'm not sure anyone would really want to be committed to 1 article a month for 50%. I think maybe a staggered revenue sharing scheme with adsense would work well. For example...

1 Article a month = 3/4 of the article's revenue.
1 Article every 2 months = 2/4 of the article's revenue.
1 Article every 3 months = 1/4 of the article's revenue.

06-02-2004, 12:12 PM
I'm not seeing the link between commiting to writing articles and how much (if any) you get. An article will bring visitors and earn money, I cant see why you should need to commit to earn any money.

06-02-2004, 12:15 PM
Yeah chromate, that would be a lot better...

06-02-2004, 12:20 PM
I'm with r2d2 on this particular issue.

06-02-2004, 01:29 PM
I want commitments to ensure a steady stream of new content. I don't want (and often reject) articles that are just reprints of something published in a dozen other places.

The one article a month thing could be flexible. Such as if you wrote a really long article you wouldn't need to write one monthly. But in general I would want regular contributors rather than random sporadic submissions. Plus one or two pages a month is not a whole lot.

06-02-2004, 01:54 PM
What sort of articles are you looking for Chris?

06-02-2004, 02:40 PM
All types really. The best would either be long technical tutorials or step-by-step practical applications (like the AWS articles).

06-02-2004, 03:16 PM
I can see the preference for regular writers, how about 50% for regulars, 25% for others?

06-06-2004, 11:09 AM
I'm up for it, if you'll have me! Community stuff, vbulletin howtos (styling etc)... And suchlike :)

06-06-2004, 01:01 PM
I've got too much of my own sites to make (over 50 domains have no sites :o) so I'm not going to be able to write any...

06-07-2004, 11:39 AM
That's a genuinely excellent idea, Chris. I might be interested at some point, if you decide to go ahead with this.

06-07-2004, 12:18 PM
I think I'm definitely going to go ahead with it.